‘Son of God’: Your Jesus is too Normal

If I can enjoy films about Christians, or about non-Christian heroes who serve as Christ figures, why wouldn’t I also enjoy a faithful reenactment of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ himself?

3 Simple Rules for Christians Relating to Movies and Other Popular Culture

Entertainment, education, propaganda. We use culture in several ways. How about using it to enjoy God?

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 11: Best of Show

Days before the 50th anniversary special, two CaPC writers choose their favorite “Who” stories, moments, and catchphrases.

Celebrating C.S. Lewis: ‘Perelandra’

The second “Ransom Trilogy” story captivated me with themes of a virginal paradise invaded by serious, haunting evil.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 10: Showing the Perfect Forever-Love Story

A time agent or lizard detective may promote other lifestyles. But Who fans only weep over true love stories such as that of Rory and Amy Williams.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 9: From Dark Sci-Fi to Joyous Fantasy

In most of showrunner Russell T. Davies’s stories, “everything has its time and everything dies.” Steven Moffat’s stories more often exult, “Everybody lives!”

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 7: The Episode I Never Want to See Again

Daleks destroy, angels strike, and monsters chase, but in “Doctor Who” the most horrible villains absorb and “upgrade” human nature itself.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 5: Music for a Mad Man

The Time Lord needs timeless tunes, and series composer Murray Gold obliges with creative and cinematic bombast.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 4: The Trip of a Lifetime

Fans fall in love with ‘Doctor Who’ for a reason greater than its creatures, battles, alien worlds, special effects, and fantastic stories. They fall in love because of wonder.

Why Bad News is Good News for ‘The Silver Chair’

What the Narnia films need is a little hardship.

Can Driscoll’s Army of SuperMen Save the Church From Death and Destruction?

Do evangelical calls for Church-saving supermen encourage imitations of Christ or of worldly “masculine” behavior?

ELSEWHERE: Doctrine Wonks Must Read Fiction

What I’d struggled to say for years, crime-novel author J. Mark Bertrand easily proclaims at The Gospel Coalition.

Are Concussions the Price We Pay for Manly Men?

If football makes weak boys into manly men, does that nullify challenges to game violence and sports worship?

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 1: Mad Man with a Box

Before “Doctor Who” officially turns 50 this November, Christ and Pop Culture will spend 12 weeks delving deep into the science-fiction series phenomenon.

Miley Cyrus and Exchanging Virgin Icons for Sex Icons

Sure, Miley Cyrus’ crude dancing crashed that wholesome, virginal image of her. But why were we surprised? And is weeping or hand-wringing the best response?

Defeating Gnostic Forces In Fantasy Fiction

“Star Wars” and “Firebird” space-opera author Kathy Tyers shares how God rebooted her own theological and imaginative universes.